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Engine Serial Numbers

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I have a 1999 C2 with 44k miles. I bought this used from a Porsche dealership two years and have had very little problems.

I am now worried about the dreaded engine problems that these cars have.

I requested service records from the dealership which at first were very forthcoming with the request.

Then, mysteriously, they could not access the information because they have a "New computer system".

Is there any way to tell if the engine has been replaced by the serial number on the engine?

Thanks in advance for any help.

R.

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Use the search tool and search "engine serial numbers". This has been covered many time and you should be able to fiind what you are looking for.

Also if your engine is "clean" (free of cosmoline) you know that you have a reman from Porsche.

:D

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My understanding is that a reman motor has the letters 'AT' between the engine type and the serial number.

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Nobody talks about this much, but in fact there are two kinds of 'fixed' engines out there, and both types were swapped into cars with failed engines over the years. If just the top end of the replacement engine was repaired, it was not considered a reman and would not have been serial numbered as such. If both halves of the crankcase were replaced, it was considered a reman and serial numbered as such.

I have an excellent source for this, but I'm happy to be corrected by a better one.

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Use the search tool and search "engine serial numbers". This has been covered many time and you should be able to fiind what you are looking for.

Also if your engine is "clean" (free of cosmoline) you know that you have a reman from Porsche.

:D

Or a thorough cleaning job in the aftermath of RMS, AOS, or other oil-spilling acronyms. :)

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